Tuesday, December 18, 2007

2007 Year End Survey | The Spinto Band

photo courtesy of rdonnell

It was a quieter year for The Spinto Band. However, it was only quiet in relation to their previous years of relentless globe trekking as they played hundreds of shows. This summer, they took a break from the road to spend some time in L.A. recording the follow-up to their endlessly catchy 2005 pop album, Nice and Nicely Done.

According to their website, the album is in the mixing stage but no specific release date has been released. However, if you want a sneak peek at what the songs might sound like, be sure to check out the Daytrotter Session they recorded last spring. Three of the four songs were previously unreleased and good bets to be on the upcoming album.

For fun, you can also check out their visit to the Qwik-E-Mart they made while recording the album.

Like last year, due to their connection to Vermont, we asked Thomas and Sam Hughes of The Spintos to help with the survey. Thomas is a recent graduate of Bennington College and his brother, Sam, spent the last semester back at Bennington working towards finalizing his degree.

That's quite a dedication to education. After taking some time off from college to tour the world playing hundreds of shows, it must have been brutal to re-focus on stuff like organic chemistry, comparative religions and Asian art history. Ugh. He's a better man than me for being able to do it.

photo courtesy of hollyerskine

Sam Hughes | Keyboards

1) What was your favorite song of 2007?

Heart Gently Weeps - Wu-Tang Clan

2) What was your favorite album of 2007?

I Am a Wonderful Man - Michael Ian Black

3) What was your favorite concert of 2007?

The Pulsars in Los Angeles. First concert they have played in ten years.

4) What was your favorite thing about 2007?

Jones Soda. Football, Christmas, and Hanukkah packs? Way to go, guys.

5) What are your best wishes for 2008?

I don't want to be a political douche about this, but I'd like to see a Democrat back in office. Preferably Kucinich, but I don't think that's likely.

Wu-Tang Clan | The Heart Gently Weeps | Buy










photo courtesy of freekorps

Thomas Hughes | Guitar & Vocals

1) What was your favorite song of 2007?

At the moment I can't refrain from listening to Justice's "D.A.N.C.E"

2) What was your favorite album of 2007?

There have been many contenders, but no true champion. The Teeth, Of Montreal, Asleep in the Sea, Spoon, and The Eames Era all made excellent efforts to my ears.

3) What was your favorite concert of 2007?

A St. Vincent show that ended with her and John Vanderslice performing a duet of the Magnetic Fields' "Yeah! Oh Yeah!".

4) What was your favorite thing about 2007?

Getting to visit the Musée Mécanique.

5) What are your best wishes for 2008?

A Kucinich victory!

Justice | D.A.N.C.E. | Buy








The Spinto Band | Late | Buy






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